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Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts
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Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts

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by Emily Anthes
 

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Winner of 2014 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Best Young Adult Science Book

Long-listed for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

One of Nature’s Summer Book Picks

One of Publishers Weekly’s Top Ten Spring 2013 Science Books

For centuries, we’ve toyed with our creature companions, breeding dogs

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Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
YoungMensanBookParade More than 1 year ago
Review by Young Mensan Zander H., age 12, Mid-America Mensa I appreciated Frankenstein’s Cat for its fascinating explanation about the often baffling subject of bioengineering and its sister sciences. Emily Anthes explains the many sides of today’s modern technology, such as gene modification, cloning, pharmaceutical products (from the farm), prosthesis, animal tag and tracking and gene cryogenics. This book provides a well rounded summary of these complicated sciences without being boring or simply factual. Her real world examples take us on a journey from the farm, to the pet store and then from the pharmacy to the frozen arc. Have you ever wondered if the neighborhood cat is spying on you? Read about Operation Acoustic Kitty and find out if this feline fantasy fiction or fact. Do you think bugs are creepy? What about a zombified cyborg beetle? Is Fido so special that you want two of him? Money can buy you an almost exact copy of your pooch BUT don’t expect the same personality. Emily Anthes makes you crave more information. She makes you want to know the future of Earth’s flora and fauna, as well as humanity itself. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who desires a guide to the future of biological science and technology. Frankenstein’s Cat is best read by the light of a glow-in-the-dark fish, while cuddling your favorite cloned dog and drinking a glass of genetically modified milk. I give this book 5 cloned stars!
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huckfinn37 More than 1 year ago
This is a great little science book. My favorite chapters are the one about the glowing fish and the one about the dolphin. This book will give readers much to ponder. I think that from reading this book I leared that there is much morality that should go into scientific research. I also like this book because I like science and the Go Fish chapter reminds me of a Big Bang Theory episode in season 1 called The Luminous Fish Effect. I highly recommend Frankenstein's Cat
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It'd be a brave new world when you put all the genetically engineered animals in one room, and yet, I can see the appeal in many of these modifications (when taken in isolation). I think Anthes is right to debunk many of the anti-biotechnology claims. Sometimes her viewpoint overrides the more narrative aspects, but overall a good, thought-provoking read.
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LRD2116 More than 1 year ago
Got a little repetitive but some interesting ideas